New Year, 2nd Blogoversary

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Reason I started this blog on New Year’s Day is because I wanted a new start. And because I knew people did recaps every Blogoversary and New Year … and I’m too lazy to do it twice in one year sooooo yep. Here goes!

January:

February:

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  • First time in a recording studio: back of a house type deal but it was cool to see how everything gets put together. Helped throw some ideas in. I loved it. I wish I was good enough for this line of work.

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March:

April:

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May:

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June:

July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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There has been so much going on this past year and there would be more if I was more consistent with my blogging. It’s been a year of ups and downs but the ups shine through more. I hope you all had a great 2012 because 2013 just begun and it’s going to be a great one!

Stay Positive! Think Good Thoughts!

Think Good Thoughts: Life Is Great

I figured I would partake in the Thankful Things Thursday. Which some days will become Three Things Thursday. All depends on how I feel. Since it’s new to me I’ll just do the simple ones.

I am thankful for family. It’s getting harder and harder for all of us to be together so when we are, I cherish it. Every time I’m back here, I don’t want to leave. Sometimes we’ll fight or bicker, but I know in the end, we love each other even when we never utter that word to each other.

I am thankful for my friends. One of my New Year Resolution is to stay connected with the friends I’ve made and hopefully will make. Even though I don’t see or talk to them all the time, we can still hold a conversation. I hope they know I’m always here for them no matter what – even if we haven’t spoken in five years. Which has actually been a case.

I am thankful for Rocky. Every morning my family goes off to work and I will wake up finding him outside my door waiting for me. He’s always happy to see me and does not hesitate to give me wet kisses. He makes mornings not as lonely since he’ll just lay around wherever I am.

I am thankful for having readers. I blog about boring things and posts come out every once in a while during the school semesters. So to have any readers at all is still a surprise to me. I cannot wait to graduate so I have more time.

I am thankful that my family and friends understand my busy schedule. I’ve always been busy but with FTK stuff, I’ve been busier than ever. And I’m so happy they understand when I can’t come home and visit or I can’t go out and play with them. I’m thankful that they don’t get mad at me when I have to reschedule (which is a lot) and they still want to be my friend afterward. Which leads to …

I am thankful for Andrew C. I have been told to build a new FTK website and this winter break was my task at hand.  That and The FTK Blog. Andrew C. came out of nowhere and swooped in to save me. Okay I pretty much asked if he was willing to. Yes, coding is part of my major. But to do it all on my own is pretty much torture. Which leads to …

I am thankful the new FTK website and The FTK Blog is completed. There is still some work that is needed but to have it the gist of it completed, it just feels damn good.

I am thankful pita chips, bananas, and yogurt. It’s what’s been keeping me full when I’m hungry at night. They’re all gone now. Note to self: Go buy groceries!

I am thankful for fans. No, not screaming fans, though that would be pretty cool. It’s been fairly hot in my room the past few days but my Aunt gets cold easily so without fans, I would of already had a heatstroke.

I am thankful I have things to be thankful for. We live life unappreciative of things around us. I guess this is a good way to stop and “smell the flowers”.

Happy

My mum needed me to do something for her but instead of calling me and waking me up, she sent me a text to do it whenever I felt like it when I woke up.

Then she bought me one of my favorite dishes for dinner and made one of my favorite veggies! Watercress. If you’ve never had it, you’re missing out. Winking smile

I guess she knew I slept at 6am last night and wanted to reward me for my hard work.

Thanks mum. You the best. Red heart

Sadly, I did have to take a few calls that woke me up from my sleep. And I had to make a few as well. All for the site. I gave up on going back to sleep and worked on some things for it. But now they’re all sent to Andrew C. for changes. I hope he is having a good and relaxing day. I think today is the first day in three/four days I have not Skyped with him.

I love his company, but it feels pretty good not having to use my voice. My voice is scratchy from all the phone calls and Skype meetings I had with him and everyone else in between.

I just finished answering ALL emails sent to me since before, during, and after the start of building those sites. It feels good to come to an empty inbox.

Working a full time job isn’t as stressful as it has been these past few days … but I love it. Seeing the work is viewed by many makes me all happy inside. I’m sure Andrew C. feels the exact same way. Thanks to everyone that’s gone there to check it out.

Now it’s time to relax. Xbox Kinect Dance Central 2 … you and I have a date. Open-mouthed smile

Pee In My Pants Excitement!

Gross? TMI? Good. I have gotten your attention. Smile with tongue out

June just woke up and the first thing she asks is, “Are you done?”

In which I reply, “Yes ma’am. And it feels damn good.”

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Andrew C. and I have been working on the newly improved FTK website for over 12 hours today and we called it quits at 4am. It is literally new – from scratch. More things will be added and fixed up as days go by, but I can say that I am very happy with how everything is right now. All because …

Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool!
Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool!
Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool! Andrew C. is cool!

I only say that because I was forced to. He wanted “Andrew C. is cool!” 12 times and he got his wish … but I guess now, that makes it 13. He’s one out of two in my life that knows my blog URL. The only reason those two know it is because I needed to show them how I wanted certain things on the new FTK website and how I was going to make The FTK Blog. I kind of regret doing so because Andrew C. uses it against me – always.

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And with that, I am finished with the FIRST EVER! blog for FTK – The FTK Blog. I had the honor of writing the first post … only because I was the one that created it and it was my idea to start one. Lucky me, huh?

That would be our banner for that site. This is the sixth one I’ve created and realized that it is the one I love. Put in 2-3 hours for nitpickiness for each, it would equal roughly 12-18 hours of trying to create a good banner.

If you would want to check out those two things so that it won’t feel as if Andrew C. and I wasted our whole winter vacation working on these two sites, that would be amazing. We can become best friends or something … I’ll even give you a cookie.

Andrew C. and I are taking the day off. My phone will be off the hook. I don’t want to hear one negativity or something that needs fixing. Just compliments to Andrew C. and I for now.

But of course if things need to be changed, what can we do …

Dedication

I’m on my winter break and I’m still busy working on school things. I am so dedicated.

The FTK Website and FTK Blog is getting closer and closer to finished.

22 hours until launch.

So excited and scared at the same time. Eep!

This morning I woke up and went to Chinatown to have Brunch with my mum and my aunt’s family.

Then mum and I went shopping. Bought my jacket for when I go to Penn State! Excited!

Then it was Website and Blog working the rest of the time up till now.

Well … if you don’t count eating dinner and my favorite form of exercise nowadays: Dance Central 2. I do the fitness kinds on there and it’s so much fun. Smile

Anyway, it’s time to catch up on blog reading and Netflixing. Night my wonderfuls!